Civic Tech in Chicago — October’s Top Events

 |   MSFT Chicago Staff

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Welcome, October! We’re gearing up for tricks and treats throughout the whole month in Civic Tech, STEM, and beyond. Fall into October with us:

October 4

Chi Hack Night
6pm — 10pm
Braintree office 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 8th Floor, Chicago

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

October 5

Data on Inequality of Life Expectancy in Chicago
6pm
The Microsoft Technology Center Chicago | Aon Center 200 E. Randolph Ste 200 Chicago

Judith Singleton and Euan Hague DePaul faculty from the Departments of Health Sciences and Geography respectively team up with DePaul students Eric Phillips and Sophie Mimica at Chicago City Data Users Group on Wednesday evening, October 5th at the Microsoft Technology Center to showcase their research, creation of maps and their website (http://chicagolifeexp.tumblr.com) examining life expectancy in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods along with measures of social determinants of health.

October 8

UChicago Second Annual Civic ScopeAthon
9:30am — 7:30pm
Center for Innovation and Exchange 1452 E 53rd St 2nd floor, Washington Room, Chicago

A civic scope-a-thon is a hackathon, whose main objective is to focus on a civic-minded or community-based problem, form cross-functional teams to scope out the problem, break the problem down into its parts and develop a plan to address the problem. The solutions may or may not be entirely tech-oriented, or only parts of the solution may have a tech component.

Our civic scope-a-thon provides the opportunity to gain problem-scoping skills, learn about other civic-tech organizations, network with community leaders, and to join a team and enjoy the thrill and excitement of a full day scope-a-thon. If any or all of this pique your interest—we look forward to seeing you at the event!

October 11

Chi Hack Night
6pm — 10pm
Braintree office 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 8th Floor, Chicago

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

October 13

CivicX First Look Fall 2016
6pm — 9pm
MASH Detroit 14711 Mack Avenue, Suite B, Detroit

How might we improve educational outcomes and ensure workforce success for youth in Detroit and the Great Lakes region?

October 13

Chicago Women Developers Hack Night
6pm
1871 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago

This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you’re just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there’s a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop!

October 13

SIU Technology and Innovation Expo
2pm — 6pm
1871 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago

Join inventors from SIU Carbondale, the SIU School of Medicine, and SIU Edwardsville to experience innovation at SIU and find ways to partner with our faculty, students, and spin-out companies

October 14

Chicago Women In Tech Conference
8:30am — 6:30pm
Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

We believe women in tech can transform society through their unique experiences and resources. Join technologists from across Chicago and beyond for a one-day conference dedicated to growing and investing in yourself and the Chicago women in tech community. Open to women and men across platforms and technologies, the Chicago Women in Technology Conference will bring the achievements, aspirations, and career interests of women in technology to the forefront. Hear from successful women on topics like failing fast and moving forward, overcoming roadblocks, and continuing a successful career while also having a family. With plenty of built-in discussion time, a fireside chat, and a screening of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” you’ll walk away empowered and with a stronger community of supporters.

October 17

Election 2016: What to Expect & Why
10am — 11:30am
The Standard Club 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago

Join ICPR for a free forum on the November General Elections and what to expect in national and state races.

October 17-23

The Sixth Annual Chicago Ideas Week
600 West Chicago Suite 775, Chicago

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the most diverse speaker lineups in the world for only $15 per ticket. Get inspired to change your world by these policymakers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, business leaders, activists and more.

October 18

Chi Hack Night
6pm — 10pm
Braintree office 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 8th Floor, Chicago

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

October 19

DisruptHR Chicago, Part Deux
5:30pm – 8:30pm
1871 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago

12 speakers with a recognized voice and something really disruptive to share will be given 5 minutes each to wow you – they’ll do it while 20 slides advance automatically every 15 seconds. It’s energetic, thought-provoking, and high-impact. We’ve identified some of the best in the area to take the stage.

October 25

15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
5pm — 8:30pm
Harris Theater 205 East Randolph St., Chicago

Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.

October 25

Chi Hack Night
6pm — 10pm
Braintree office 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 8th Floor, Chicago

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

 

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